Brood X Cicadas in the Morning

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These pictures were taken between 7:03–7:30 a.m. The cicada finally frees itself around 7:52 a.m., but instead of grabbing its exoskeleton to pull itself out, it dropped a couple of feet to the ground below.
Photo © Mary Free

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